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Another ordeal for Newtown: Divvying up donations

Another ordeal for Newtown: Divvying up donations

"Nobody who has been through this wants to have to go and deal with boards and committees and talk about money, and justify why you need it," said Cristina Hassinger, the daughter of slain Sandy Hook Elementary School principal Dawn Hochsprung. "Money is the last thing you want to have to deal with, especially when you are grieving."

Rubio’s PAC airing ads defending Ayotte on guns

WASHINGTON | A political group backed by Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida is coming to the aid of New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte, airing a new television ad in the Republican’s home state defending her stance on gun legislation. …

States seek to fix gun background check backlog

"We're just not going to sacrifice safety for speed," Black said. "We're going to give each application the time that is needed."

NRA official: 'Culture war' more than gun rights

NRA official: ‘Culture war’ more than gun rights

"You can almost set your watch for how long it takes for people who hate guns, who hate gun owners, to start a new campaign," after a mass shooting, Perry said.

Gun control backers: Senate defeat won't stop us

Gun control backers: Senate defeat won’t stop us

"I see this as just Round One," the president said, flanked by relatives of Newtown's victims and former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in the head in Tucson, Ariz., in 2011.

What now for gun control? A look at the issue

At a news conference with the president, Mark Barden, who lost his 7-year-old son, Daniel, in the Newtown shooting, said the families would return home "disappointed but not defeated."

Contemplating chaos in a nation of 'soft targets'

Contemplating chaos in a nation of ‘soft targets’

“There will always be evil, and we can’t get rid of it. We can try like hell to lessen it, but there are limits to what we can do and what we should do,” said Paul LaRuffa.

Denver Post wins Pulitzer for coverage of massacre

"We are part of this community. The tragedy touches us, but we have a job to do," said Kevin Dale, the Post's news director. He added: "It's great to win the prize, but we'd rather win for a different story."

Newtown mom pleads at White House for gun control

Newtown mom pleads at White House for gun control

"Thousands of other families across the United States are also drowning in our grief," said Francine Wheeler, choking back tears in the address broadcast Saturday. "Please help us do something before our tragedy becomes your tragedy."

Police: Aurora theater victims' families harassed by Oregon man

Police: Aurora theater victims’ families harassed by Oregon man

"It starts out that the shootings didn't really happen," Fania said. "It goes into things such as that at the funeral your relative's body wasn't in the casket."